Monthly Review

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Articles from Vol. 56, No. 5, October

Capitalism and the Environment
It is obvious that humankind has arrived at a crucial turning point in its long history. Nuclear war could terminate the whole human enterprise. But even if this catastrophic ending can be avoided, it is by no means certain that the essential conditions...
Farewell, Comrade Paul
This eulogy was read by Robert W. McChesney at a memorial meeting for Paul M. Sweezy on April 17, 2004, in New York City.--The Editors If I belong anywhere today, it is with you. But to my great regret, I cannot be physically present. No doubt other...
Four Letters to Paul Baran
Paul Baran and Paul Sweezy carried on a voluminous correspondence in the 1950s and early 1960s that constitutes perhaps the foremost exchange of letters between Marxist political economists in the second half of the twentieth century, comparable in...
Monopoly Capitalism
Among Marxian economists "monopoly capitalism" is the term widely used to denote the stage of capitalism which dates from approximately the last quarter of the nineteenth century and reaches full maturity in the period after the Second World War. Marx's...
Notes from the Editors
For more than a decade now the major corporate media and the U.S. government have been celebrating the growing "democratization" of Latin America. Rather than reflecting a genuine concern with democracy, however, this was meant to symbolize the defeat...
Paul M. Sweezy
Biographical Note Described by the Wall Street Journal as "the 'dean' of radical economics," Paul Sweezy has more than any other single person kept Marxist economics alive in North America. (1) One work would be sufficient to have achieved this--The...
Remembering Paul
Salvador Aguilar, Spain We have learned the news of Paul Sweezy's death on Thursday, March 4th, as it was published in El Pais, the main newspaper in Spain. I was a student of his at the New School in a course entitled "Reading and using Capital"...
The Commitment of an Intellectual: Paul M. Sweezy (1910-2004)
The following brief intellectual biography of Paul Sweezy was drafted in September 2003 shortly before I saw Paul for the last time. It conveys many of the basic facts of his life. But as with all biographies of leading intellectuals it fails to capture...
Why Stagnation?
The question "Why Stagnation?" has a rather special significance for me. I started my graduate work in economics exactly fifty years ago this year. The cyclical downturn which began in 1929 was nearing the bottom. Unemployment in that year, according...
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